Parents and teachers will find it a great candidate for reading aloud, for it tickles the funny bone while providing a gentle lesson on safety. A sweet charmer. Kirkus ReviewsThe myriad children wear wacky costumes, have expressive faces, and are awash in detail that makes multiple readings a joy. School Library JournalThe rhythmic, rhyming text rolls along smoothly....for parents wanting a picture book illustrating the perils of pushing, this one should nicely suffice. BooklistDelightfully embellished with colorful, charming detailed drawings, Lively Elizabeth! rhymes its moral into the hearts and souls of its audience. Lively Elizabeth! does a first rate job of delivering a sermonette on accountability to young children, then, with a gentle twist, teaches forgiveness.Midwest Book Review
Elizabeth starts an unexpected chain reaction when one morning she decided to push young Joe Fitzhugh. Joe then falls on Ethan, who falls on Annabelle, who falls on Saul, who falls on Evangeline, who falls on Adelle.... well you get the picture. There's lots of delightful crashing and smashing and bouncing about until young Joe Fitzhugh gets mad at you know who. After a heart felt apology all is forgiven and play resumes. It's a simple little story that's told with some surprisingly good rhymes consider..